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Total Weight: 1,198 grams (Trilobite Specimen and Matrix)
Size of Trilobite: Approximately 4" X 5"
Size of Trilobite and Matrix: 6-3/4 X 7-1/4

"Trilobites were among the early arthropods, a phylum of hard-shelled creatures with multiple body segments and jointed legs (although the legs, antennae and other finer structures of trilobites only rarely are preserved).

They constitute an extinct class of arthropods, the Trilobita, made up of ten orders, over 150 families, about 5,000 genera, and over 20,000 described species. New species of trilobites are unearthed and described every year. This makes trilobites the single most diverse class of extinct organisms, and within the generalized body plan of trilobites there was a great deal of diversity of size and form.

The smallest known trilobite species is under a millimeter long, while the largest include species from 30 to over 70 cm in length (roughly a foot to over two feet long!). With such a diversity of species and sizes, speculations on the ecology of trilobites includes planktonic, swimming, and crawling forms, and we can presume they filled a varied set of trophic (feeding) niches, although perhaps mostly as detritivores, predators, or scavengers.

Most trilobites are about an inch long, and part of their appeal is that one can hold and examine an entire fossil animal and turn it about in your hand." Trilobite Fossils make remarkable educational displays... no animals were harmed in obtaining them! Kids love them. They are inspirational and highly educational!

This is a fairly large and very attractive specimen . Very Attractive Trilobite Fossil! This eye catching specimen displays well anywhere!

You will ALWAYS receive the exact trilobite fossil you see in the photos with ALL of my listings are authentic and 100% GUARANTEED!


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  • Vintage item
  • Materials: rock, mineralized skeleton, trilobite
  • Ships worldwide from Ohio, United States
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